A pre-recession Gallup poll found that an astonishing 58% of 18- to 29-year-old young men thought it was "somewhat" or "very" likely that they would someday be rich. For many boys and young men, the changing world is a conundrum. They want better jobs than their fathers have, but their attitudes toward school and work are misaligned with the opportunities and requirements in today's labor market. Many boys seem to think they will be successful ? career-wise and financially ? without having any idea about how they'll achieve that success. This misalignment is made worse in the U.S. by a lack of clear links between academic courses of study and the skilled, well-paying jobs that actually exist in the labor market.